After a competitive pitch we decided to engage Jude Read and her associates as our retained HR consultants. Working alongside me as one of my senior team, Jude has quickly got to know the business and our ways of working. As Operations Director at an SME I am responsible for a warehouse team of almost 100 working over four shifts including weekends and evenings as well as a back office and call centre staff of around 40. With lots of varied roles and lots of long term employees, we need Jude’s up-to-date knowledge of the ever-changing world of employment legislation as well as her common-sense, no fuss approach to problem resolution. Working with Jude ensures we don’t make expensive mistakes but nor do we avoid facing up to employment issues when we need to.
Testimonials From Some Of Our Many Happy Clients
“As a small employer Jude’s help has been priceless in ensuring we have a robust and cost effective approach to our HR practices. Jude is incredibly professional and knowledgeable and able to explain employer obligations in jargon free terms, taking the hard work out of the job for us! We initially contacted Jude for one off advice but having been impressed with the service provided and the no-hidden costs approach to pricing we have already called upon Jude for further advice and training needs”.
“Swisslog won a multi-million pound contract with a blue chip retail organisation, Jude provided comprehensive employment law advice to the Swisslog HR team and attended a number of meetings with both the customer’s Senior Management Team and the GMB Union.
The TUPE transfer of over 50 employees was smooth with no litigation issues and Jude’s presence at the GMB meetings was invaluable.
Jude is always professional, practical and provides the best customer service Swisslog could ask for and the success of the TUPE transfer is evident of that. Jude has excellent communication skills, she is extremely knowledgeable and reliable and has proven to be really flexible to suit our business needs and requirements.”
“As a Disability Charity we needed specialist advice, Jude provided considerable support to the Directors in a complex grievance situation which I am pleased to say was successfully managed”.